Matt Herman Wins in Milan at Edoardo Crespi International

Matt Herman, an untitled American, put up a statistically unbelievable performance in Milan this week. With a FIDE rating of 2149, he managed an incredible performance rating of 2571, earning an IM norm and scoring 6.5 out of 9 giving him clear first. There were 20 titled players in the open section and Herman faced 7 of them, winning two games against IMs, one game against GM David Alberto, and drawing three more games against GM opposition including Mihail Marin! Check out the standings on scacchisticamilanese.it.

While I couldn’t find the pgns for the Edoardo Crespi International, here is a game of his with WGM Jennifer Shahade, and below, find a particularly sparkling win of his for the NY Knights in the USCL.